|silly boy making faces|
Monday, February 28, 2011
I actually made these Red Shorts and embellished them with a sparkle skull and cross bones print. These were super easy to make and quick as well. Sadly I didn't have any red thread so I had to use white which is noticeable in the pictures but not on Ethan because he is wearing a long shirt. I just love these shorts and they seem to be very comfortable. They are made out of the same material that your t-shirts are made out of. Comment below and let me know what you think.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I made this cute Light Blue with Ladybugs Pillowcase dress the other day and I was really surprised with the way it turned out. This is a 2/3T pillowcase dress made not from a pillow but basic sewing fabric. I tweaked my original pattern a little to make the armholes more comfortable and surprisingly easier to make. I will be making another one with more design and funk. I may make my next dress in a bigger size so my daughter Abby can actually wear it. I will post on the next pillowcase dress I make-- taking pictures of step by step directions.
This tee that I made today was actually a little harder because of the stencil design. I tried my hand at a more intricate design and did fairly well for the first time. I love the Bird-- the way it's laid out and the tribal effect it holds is just awesome to me. I decided to just do a one shaded stencil again (like the Lizard shirt I mead) so I wouldn't mess up my cool birdie! I liked the way this tee turned out as well but wish I had downsized the stencil a bit, it seems to large for Ethans little 2T shirt. Have you tried your crafty hand at this super easy project yet??? Post a pic of your results.
- FREEZER PAPER STENCILS!!
You will need:
- Freezer paper
- Some type of picture (used as your stencil)
- Exacto knife
- Fabric paint.
Have article of clothing ready and iron preheated to appropriate temp. Iron Freezer paper stencil onto article of clothing until it is adhered to fabric on all edges. I then take my fabric paint and stencil brush and go to town filling in the stencil. *****Always remember to put cardboard between fabric layers so the paint can't seep through and soak in other spots on the fabric/clothing you are working on. Let dry and peel Freezer paper off. (I generally let sit overnight just so I am sure the paint is dry. Be sure to read instuction on Paint to see if your brand needs to be heat set. My does not need to be heat set.